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Coconut Pecan Frosting is a delightful blend of chewy coconut, crunchy pecans, and caramel-like sweetness that takes German Chocolate Cake to new heights of flavor and texture.
In a large, heavy-bottomed saucepan, combine evaporated milk, sugar, butter, egg yolks, and vanilla extract. Ensure all ingredients are well mixed and the sugar is beginning to dissolve.
Place the saucepan on the stove and heat over medium flame, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon to prevent any ingredients from sticking to the bottom of the pan and to ensure even heating.
Bring the mixture to a gentle boil. Once boiling, continue to cook while stirring constantly until the frosting thickens to a custard-like consistency, which should take approximately 12 minutes.
Remove the saucepan from the heat. Stir in the shredded coconut and chopped pecans, making sure they are well distributed throughout the frosting. Adjust the amount of coconut and pecans based on your preference for texture and flavor.
Allow the frosting to cool slightly before using, as it will thicken further upon standing.